VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbus Gold Corp. (CGT: TSX, CGTFF: OTCQX) (“Columbus”) announces that Russell Ball has resigned as a director effective September 30, 2019, to take on the CEO role at Calibre Mining Corp. A replacement for Mr. Ball will be announced in due-course. The board of Columbus would like to thank Mr. Ball for his commitment and for his contributions in forming, and advancing the business of Columbus.

About Columbus Gold

Columbus Gold is French Guiana’s leading gold exploration and development company.  Columbus holds a major interest in the world-class Montagne d’Or gold deposit.  A feasibility study for Montagne d’Or was filed in May 2017, and the mine permitting process is currently underway.  Columbus is also earning into the Maripa gold exploration project where past drilling has returned excellent near surface results, including 36 meters of 4.3 g/t gold.  Columbus’ objective is to assemble and progress a portfolio of high-quality gold exploration projects in the highly prospective and underexplored Guiana Shield, as Montagne d’Or advances through permitting.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,

Rock Lefrançois
President & CEO

For more information contact:

Investor Relations 
(604) 634-0970 or
1-888-818-1364
info@columbusgold.com

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